Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo has sent a video message to prime minister David Cameron to abandon fracking, stating he is making a “legacy mistake”.
Mark Ruffalo said: “Mr Cameron, you are making an enormous mistake, and it’s a legacy mistake, because there is no fracking that can be done safely.
“Today we are at the precipice of a renewable energy revolution. This is the new economy. We had 200 countries from around the world all agree that it’s time to leave fossil fuels in the ground.
“This is where all new wealth is going to being created, this is where new jobs are to be created, and not only that but your people don’t want it.
“You have already told them once before that if they didn’t want it you wouldn’t push them to take it. And you’re turning back on your word, sir. What is a politician if he is not credible?
“So I would say to you, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to honour your people, to honour their will but also to take them into the renewable energy future of the world.”
This comes from an interview with environmental group Friends of the Earth (FoE) where plans of were to go ahead in Lancashire.
Mark Ruffalo had also shown his environmental concerns in New York when pleading to president Barack Obama to focus on renewable energy instead of fracking.